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FC Barcelona News: 25 May 2011; Barça Arrive in London, Rossi Dreams of Barcelona

From today on players will train on Arsenal's training field.
From today on players will train on Arsenal's training field.

Team arrive in London | FCBarcelona
The training sessions which had been scheduled for the rest of the week in Barcelona will be held at Arsenal’s training facilities, with the originally arranged schedule to be followed from Thursday onwards.

Match facts: Barcelona v Manchester United | Eurosport
Lionel Messi is the top scorer this season in the Champions League with 11 goals. If he keeps hold of top spot, he would become the first player to win it outright in three consecutive seasons in the history of the European Cup. He is already Barcelona’s leading scorer in the history of the competition (36 goals).

Ferguson: "Concentration will be the key" | FCBarcelona
In the context of the Manchester United Open Media Day, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson attended the international media to discuss the final at Wembley. "The key will be concentration in attack and defense" he said. And, according to him, it’s what was missing in Rome "after conceding the first goal".

Rossi dreams of Barcelona | Sky Sports
Italy international Rossi, who joined from Manchester United in the summer of 2007, scored a best ever 18 league goals this season to be Villarreal's top scorer and Barcelona have taken note. "Playing at Barcelona is every player's dream as they are the best team in the world," Rossi told Catalunya radio station.

 

Xavi & Carles Puyol not in Spain squad for friendlies against USA & Venezuela | Goal
Del Bosque has taken the decision to leave Barcelona's Carles Puyol and Xavi out of the squad for both games. Puyol has been plagued by injuries in the past few months and will be rested, while Xavi is not fully fit either after a long season with the Catalans.

Barcelona star admits he almost joined Chelsea | talkSPORT
The Brazilian full-back swapped Sevilla for Barca in a £23m deal in 2008, however the 28-year-old has revealed he held talks with the west London club over a possible switch to the Premier League during Mourinho's reign.

Allegri: Mourinho pathetic and insecure | ESPN
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has hit out at Jose Mourinho, labelling the Real Madrid boss "pathetic" and "insecure". "Every now and then he is pathetic," Allegri said, when asked about Mourinho. "He continuously repeats the same things and it becomes banal. I think he is very talented but his arrogance hides insecurity."

Mourinho breaks silence, urges fair play | ESPN
"The season has finished and I want to thank the Real Madrid supporters for all the affection and support they have given to both the team and the coaching staff," Mourinho said. "We've worked seriously and with dedication, but obviously we leave to you the analysis the work this squad has done during this last year.

Wenger sweet on Benzema | Sky Sports
Arsene Wenger has confirmed an interest in Karim Benzema and says it is 'not impossible' for Arsenal to sign the Real Madrid striker. Benzema has spent the past two seasons at Real after signing from Lyon, but has struggled to establish himself as a first choice under coach Jose Mourinho.

Fergie confirms De Gea to join United | ESPN
"We've been working on it for quite a while," Ferguson said after Gary Neville's testimonial on Tuesday night. "We identified him quite a while back as one we should go for. "He's a young goalkeeper, very quick, good composure, presence and an outstanding replacement for Van der Sar.

Aguero 'wants to join Real' | Eurosport
Czech defender Ujfalusi told an Italian radio station that there was no surprise when Aguero announced he wanted to leave the club. "We all knew Aguero wanted to leave. He decided to join Real Madrid," said Ujfalusi.

La Liga - Forlan could go to UAE on loan | Eurosport
"A new and improved bid has been submitted for Diego Forlan - the new offer of taking Forlan on a year-long loan starting next season will be the final attempt by Al Wasl.

Villarreal edge closer to €10 million deal for Real Madrid's Sergio Canales - report | Goal
Villarreal are on the verge of landing playmaker Sergio Canales from Real Madrid, according to reports emanating from Spain. Marca claims the 20-year-old is close to signing with the Yellow Submarine, who are willing to pay around €10 million for the transfer.

Manzano leaves Sevilla | ESPN
Coach Gregorio Manzano bid farewell to Sevilla after being informed by the Andalusian club that his contract is not going to be renewed. Manzano joined Sevilla last September following the sacking of Antonio Alvarez and led them to a fifth-placed finish in the Primera Division and a spot in next season's Europa League.

Sociedad sack Lasarte | ESPN
Real Sociedad have parted company with coach Martin Lasarte, three days after avoiding relegation from the Primera Division. Lasarte led Sociedad to the Segunda Division title in 2010 in his first season in charge and then helped keep the Basque club in the top flight.

Three to leave Osasuna | LFP
Osasuna gave a list of three players who will not continue in the squad next season. They are defender Josetxo Romero, midfielder Ferrán Corominas and the striker Walter Pandiani. All three had contracts until June 30th and the club informed them that does not intend to renew them.

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